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to understand the importance of the railroad to the united states and to the world at that time. before the railroad came along, the only way to get across the country, or from any points, was either by horse and carriage, or by canal, which was very slow. the railroad revolutionized the ability to move across the country, and they became an extraordinarily powerful business. >> so powerful in fact, that in 1947, over 65 million people - the equivalent of almost half our nation's population at the time - passed through grand central in just one year. that gave birth to a popular saying in the 1940s, "busier than grand central station." except, that name is not quite correct. >> the real name of this building is grand central terminal. and the reason for that is that the trains terminate here. >> of course, trains also "originate" from here as well. grand central is a sprawling complex of ramps, stores, tracks, and huge spaces. >> what you see actually here is what we like to say is the tip of the iceberg. there's so much more that goes on behind the scenes. this is just the public port
state in the united states. and what that results in is young people from every walk of life competing against each other, but also receiving recognition alongside one another. >> reporter: so get out your paintbrushes and pens. maybe next year, we'll be seeing your work exhibited here. for "teen kids news," i'm kristen. >> you can find out more about this annual event by checking the link on our website, teenkidsnews.com. [whistle blowing] visit... >>> sometimes it's the little things we can do that make a big difference. that's where "make a child smile" comes in.x www.makeachildsmile.org is a website that lists the addresses of dozens of kids battling serious illnesses. all you have to do is pick up a card at a local store and write one of these kids some encouraging words. it should only take about 10 minutes of your time, but it could make a world of difference to a sick kid. >>> it's called the "red list." an international conservation group's list of species that might be dying out. the list comes out every ten years, and this time it's a shocker. at least 25%, one in four, spe
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